TG goes in search of Aussie muscle
In honour of the weekend's Bathurst 1000, we go in search of proper Australian firepower...
Posted: 14 Oct 2013
That sort of unapologetic tub-thumping works here. The result is plain to see. A five-seat saloon car that gets the kind of public reception that a Ferrari gets in Italy: broadband appreciation, almost universal approval. Which got me thinking. Australia seems to really understand the beauty of excess and revels in simple power. It doesn't seem to have the sniffy attitude to brawn that we have in Europe, or feel the need to play down a powerful car. Which is brilliant. But if Australia's newest poster child is this loud and fast, then how fast and loud is Australian car culture when left to its own devices? I have two days to find out. This might be fun.